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Published on: 07/20/22 5:59 AM

Book review: Chrysalis by Neetha Raman

CHRYSALIS by Neetha Raman (Ukiyoto Press) is the sweet coming- of- age story of an LA-based trust fund heiress, a TamBrahm girl who is compelled by circumstances to return to Chennai for a year, take over her grandfather`s media empire, come to terms with the sense of loss she still feels about her parents` death, and basically move on.
Vividha (Viv) Ayer is a likeable mixture of feisty, fun, vulnerable, hurting, and the reader soon roots for her to rise above whatever is trying to pull her down, to keep all those balls adeptly up in the air, to continue eyeballing two extremely eligible men who swim into her ken, to have fun in her newly adopted career as well as her life.
Neetha Raman has deftly drawn up a supporting cast for Vividha: her grandfather Ramanujam Ayer, her housekeeper and forever friend Winnie, her friend Sheila, and sundry others.
Underpinning the characters as well as the plot itself, is a davara tumbler of hot filter kaapi, a brew Viv falls in love with at first sip, a brew that infuses her days with promise, a brew that informs several decisions she makes.
And at the end of Chrysalis, we are assured that Vividha Ayer, the aforementioned tumbler of piping hot filter kaapi in hand, will go out and conquer the world!
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Sheila Kumar • July 20, 2022

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